California State University, Northridge’s Child and Family Studies Center is accepting applications for fall 2012 enrollment in its kindergarten program.
The nationally accredited program provides children with an academically appropriate curriculum that is both challenging and fun, while at the same time serving as a university training site for future teachers and early childhood educators.
“I see our kindergarten as an excellent option for families searching for a developmental program in an increasingly stressful education environment,” said Christa Dunlap, director of operations for CSUN’s Child and Family Studies Center Laboratory School. “At the Lab School, we nurture the ‘whole child,’ fostering a love of exploration and learning.”
CSUN’s Child and Family Studies Laboratory School serves both preschool and kindergarten children. The school and center are part of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences and are dedicated to fostering a partnership with each child’s family. They serve as models for inclusive education in collaboration with CHIME Institute.
The “Lab School,” as it is known, also is an instructional site where CSUN students learn teaching skills under the mentorship of master teachers and faculty as they interact with children and get to know their families.
The kindergarten program adheres to California’s education standards and offers a low 1-to -8 ratio of adults to children. Its academic hours are from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., but the school offers extended care from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to accommodate working families.
For more information or to request a tour, call the Child and Family Studies Center at (818) 677-3131.